The project transforms an underused park into a significant community facility that encourages physical activity, exploration and adventure while fostering valuable connections to nature. Extensive and innovative community and stakeholder consultation, along with benchmarking against global precedents and a strategic approach to locating play destinations within the site were integral to the design process. By collaborating with Kaurna elders and an Indigenous artist the design genuinely engages with Indigenous narratives and encourages a greater understanding and respect for Indigenous culture. A strong economic sustainability approach has helped to diversify playspace construction techniques in the state.
Location: Woodforde (SA)
Aboriginal Nation: Kaurna
Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Peter Semple
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018